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Head of Warehousing & Logistics

Silven Recruitment Limited
Norwich, Norfolk
c£ Superb salary and Car Allowance
Closing date
22 Jul 2021

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Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Head of Warehousing & Logistics

Posted by: Silven

Job Title:  Warehouse/ Logistics Manager

Location: Norwich

Salary: c£ Superb salary and Car Allowance

Our client is looking to strengthen their senior management team. We are recruiting  for a talented Head of Warehousing & Logistics  who will be responsible for all  warehousing and dispatch of this fast-paced Food manufacturing organisation. Have you got what it takes to join the team?

The Candidate:

  • Ideally you will have several years’ experience operating as a Warehouse Operations Manager / Despatch Manager from within the short shelf life food-based operations. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of Warehouse Management stock systems, picking operations, customer specs to delivery requirements. COSHH and Health & Safety requirements.
  • MHE experience in managing a large 24/7 operation of MHE across the site.
  • Driver disciplines to ensure they are driving in accordance with their training at all times.
  • Should have excellent people management and relationship skills and be comfortable working effectively within a broad range of working environments.
  • Ability to be customer facing when required to deal with any customer service level issue.
  • Experience in investigating all incidents and accidents with root cause analysis and to implement all corrective actions as required. 
  • Needs to be a practical manager, willing to be hands-on and lead change from the front.
  • Ability to work with all other operational departments including planning, production and distribution..

The Role:

As Head of Warehousing,   you will report to the Site General Manager to ensure that all customer requirements are met, ensuring orders are delivered on time, in full and in a safe manner.

You will have a team reporting to you, an Operations Manager, Shift Supervisors and the Shift Team member ( 24-7)

  • You will be responsible for managing and all the Despatch Operations across all shifts.
  • As part of your role, you will have the Stock control responsibility for all materials stored and picked for the business
  • 3PL stock control – Full stock responsibility for stocks stored externally.
  • GMP standards – Audit ready at all times.
  • Health & Safety for Despatch operations, training of to meet with SOPs.
  • Manage all Labour costs with the department  – To ensure all labour resources are in place to maintain smooth operations at all times.
  • Training – Ensure all staff are adequately trained to undertake all duties required. Responsible for the departmental skills matrix
  • Ensure all orders are picked in accordance with customer orders ensuring correct date and stock rotation at all times.
  • To review operations regularly to ensure we are cost effective and

To apply for these exciting opportunities with a brand leading business, please send a copy of your CV quoting ref MC/9366 or call me on 01485 520000 for a confidential discussion.


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

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0845 0036872
Clarence House
4 Clarence Street
M2 4DW
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